In what could be seen as an instance of bigotry, a BJP corporator and his men forcefully removed an ‘Islamic Flag’ from the balcony of a house in Bommanahalli, calling it a Pakistani flag.
The nightmare did not end there for the woman residing in the house, the gang also forced the woman to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. The incident which took place on Tuesday was recorded by public and has gone viral on social media platforms.
A group of BJP workers led by a corporator whose identify is yet to be ascertained, was canvassing for BJP Bengaluru South candidate Tejasvi Surya when they spotted a house sporting a green flag, erected as part of the ‘Shab-e-Meraj’, a festival celebrated by a sect of Muslims.
The BJP workers went to the house on the first floor and removed the flag. They also forced the woman to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. The entire scene was recorded by public and went viral in no time.
It is learnt that a complaint has been lodged in this regard but the police are yet to take any action.
“The act committed by the BJP workers only shows their lack of general knowledge. A primary school student identifies flags of major countries but it is unfortunate that they (BJP worker) are so uneducated that they couldn’t differentiate between these kind of flags and a Pakistani one,” a local resident said.
The BJP workers refused to listen to the woman who repeatedly told them that it wasn’t a Pakistani flag but an ‘Islamic Flag’.